|Name||Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)|
|Dates & Places of Birth and Death||
b. March 19, 1864
d. October 24, 1926
At age 16, Russell left school and went to Montana to work on a sheep ranch. In 1882, by the age of 18, Russell was working as a cattle hand. According to stories, Russell was working on the O-H Ranch in the Judith Basin of Central Montana.
|Relationships||In 1896, Russell married his wife Nancy. In 1897, they moved from the small community of Cascade, Montana to the bustling county seat of Great Falls, where Russell spent the majority of his life from that point on.|
|Places of Residence||Russell grew up in Missouri|
|Titles & Honors||Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States, in addition to bronze sculptures.|